Detained Reuters stringer reports about police torture

first_img BangladeshAsia – Pacific May 19, 2021 Find out more News News Chowdhury, who works for the government news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha as well as for Reuters, had been arrested on 13 December last year after writing about bomb attacks on four cinemas in the town of Mymensingh and was badly tortured by his interrogators. The authorities also twice defied orders by the High Court to free him from a Dhaka prison. A week before he was released, one of his lawyers, Tanjib-ul Alam, told Reporters Without Borders that he feared he would be arrested again if he was freed on bail. Receive email alerts February 26, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists RSF_en Kumar was arrested at his home in Kishoreganj district on 3 March after a complaint against him by members of the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) who accused him of “violence” and “vandalism.” He had recently reported on violent incidents and fraud in local elections, angering BNP officials who then filed a bogus complaint to get him jailed.Police beat five journalists at the entrance to a Dhaka hospital on 4 March.  Monir Hossain, correspondent of the daily paper Sangram at the hospital, was attacked by four men who pretended to be journalists. Colleagues intervened and the men were arrested. But journalists Abu Saleh Akand (Sangram), Osman Gani Babul (ABAS news agency), Latif Rana (the daily Mawroze) and Abu Sufian Titu (Bangladesh Today) then saw police take bribes from the attackers in exchange for freeing them.  When the reporters protested, police clubbed them. The injured journalists, helped by a journalists’ association, got the policemen suspended.Rafiqul Tuhin, correspondent of the daily Janakantha in the northeastern town of Habiganj, was attacked on 1 March by supporters of the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami, which is part of the ruling coalition.  He was starting up his motorbike in front of the offices of the local paper Dainik Bani, when a gang of 20 people armed with knives and hockey-sticks attacked him. He received serious injuries to his head, hands and knees and was taken to hospital.  A few days earlier, he had reported on a rape involving a Jamaat-e-Islami activist. He then got death threats. None of the attackers have been arrested. News Help by sharing this information center_img to go further Follow the news on Bangladesh Detained Reuters stringer Enamul Haque Chowdhury was tortured by police, he reported on 16 March in a written petition to Dhaka judge Jahangir Alam. He said the police blindfolded him with a piece of black material, gave him electric shocks to his body and threatened to kill him by holding a revolver against his temple if he refused to sign the written statement they put before him.When he refused to sign, the police started to torture him again. At one point, he virtually lost consciousness and collapsed to the ground. Chowdhury said the torture lasted from 13 to 16 December 2002. The statement he finally signed on 17 December was not his, he said. He was not allowed to read it and no one told him what was in it. In his petition to the judge, he asked that the statement be withdrawn. The judge registered Chowdhury’s petition but no date has been set for a hearing.In this statement, Chowdhury had admitted to reporting “false information” about the attacks of 7 December 2002 on cinemas in the northern city of Mymensingh with the aim of discrediting the information minister. He also said in the statement that he did this at the behest of Saber Hossain Chowdhury, an opposition leader.————————————-03.10.2003Journalist Dilip Kumar Shah was set free on bail on 8 March after being heldin the Khishoreganj district prison for five days. His release was theresult of a meeting between a delegation of local journalists and thedistrict police chief. After it was explained to him that a false accusationwas made against the journalist, the police chief said any police officerinvolved would be punished.————————————-03.06.2003 Journalist freed but another arrested and six more attackedReporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today welcomed the release of Reuters stringer Enamul Haque Chowdhury after nearly three months in prison but deplored the arrest of Dilip Kumar, correspondent of the daily Prothom Alo in Nikli (in the northern district of Kishoreganj), and physical attacks on six reporters by police and Islamist militants.It called on interior minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury to free Kumar, who was arrested after reporting on violence during recent local elections. The organisation also welcomed the suspension of four policemen who beat the reporters and demanded an investigation into an attack on journalist Rafiqul Tuhin in the northeastern town of Habiganj. March 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained Reuters stringer reports about police torture News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Organisation BangladeshAsia – Pacific February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Evolution of Gaming – What’s Really Changed Since the Days of Pac-Man?

first_imgThere’s no mistaking that the world of gaming has changed dramatically over the years. From the days of Pong and Space Wars, to the more recent Fortnite, the gaming industry has experienced dramatic changes—changes that go beyond just the technology. But what exactly is it that’s changed? How have these changes impacted the global gaming industry?Jeff Rubenstein, Content Creator & Strategic Platforms lead at Microsoft, along with 5 passionate panelists, discussed the gaming evolution at The Alienware Outpost at SXSW last Friday evening. The panel included Naz Aletaha, Head of ESports Partnerships at Riot Games, Alex Trumpower, Brand Partnerships & Sales at Red Bull Media House, Jordan Fisher, Actor, Singer, Dancer and Gamer, Trisha Hershberger, Online Host and Producer, and Trey Smith, musician, philanthropist and gamer. This diverse group provided a unique and powerful discussion. Read on to discover several key takeaways on the evolution of the gaming industry.The GamerGone are the days of the one size fits all gamer stereotype. In today’s world, gamers come from all walks of life. From unexpected gamers like WWE wrestler Xavier Woods and Nerdist host Jessica Chobot, or Grandpa Gaming, the gamer stereotype has absolutely been “smashed into oblivion,” as Trisha notes. We see parents, grandparents, men, children, professionals, artists, all self-identifying as gamers.The industry has also seen an increase in participation from women. According to Dell’s State of Gaming Report, 72% of U.S. gamers are aged 18 or older, with women being 31% of that number. In addition, one in two players (47%) has a female friend who plays videogames, almost a third (29%) have a sister who plays, and 21% said their daughter does[1].Not only does gaming attract a variety of demographics, but it also welcomes all types and levels of gamers; PC gamers, console gamers, mobile gamers, beginners, professionals, et cetera. The State of Gaming Report concludes that just under 6% identified as noobs, while 14% consider themselves to be just beyond noob level; 40% identify as casual gamers, 25% as “pretty darn good”, and 8% feel they can compete with pro gamers[1].“You don’t have to be a certain type of person to play video games and it mean something. Anybody and everybody should try it.” Jordan explains.The GamesAs technology advances, as do the game offerings. There is a game for everyone, regardless of level or style. “Just like there’s all different types of genres of music, there’s also all different genres of video games.”The scope and variety of game offerings has become limitless. Games like Warcraft and Starcraft appeal to those who enjoy real-time strategy. Portal and Half Life cater to gamers focused on single player storytelling, while Call of Duty attracts squad-based gamers. Unreal and Doom are among the most popular first-person shooter games and League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena video game, has become increasingly popular with the rise of eSports (electronic sports).The OpportunitiesSo much has changed in the way of career opportunities for gamers. eSports, which is being evaluated as an official sport by the International Olympics Committee, has become a viable and lucrative career path for many. Professional video gamers, often in teams, compete for money, with prize pools in the six digits[2]. They are treated like professional athletes, working to “master their craft”. eSports gamers receive rigorous physical and mental training, detailed meal plans and strict practice schedules at state of the art facilities like the Alienware Training Facility in Los Angeles.College scholarships, professional team sponsorships, financial aid and worldwide tournaments provide far greater opportunities than what the industry saw a short 5 years ago. In addition, significant investments from celebrities and entrepreneurs aid in the growth of eSports. The industry is expected to see global revenues of $1.4B by 2020[3].The AudienceOne of the biggest changes in the gaming industry has been the massive audience expansion. Over 2.6 billion people are fans of gaming, surpassing traditional sports like basketball, baseball and American football[1].Technological advancements have made streaming capabilities more accessible throughout the world. Fans have ample opportunity to participate, whether it be by playing, streaming or chatting with other gamers. eSports can be watched on traditional television and cable networks, but, the rise of platforms like Twitch and YouTube have made it possible for audiences around world to watch around the clock.Gaming also reaches a unique audience through its corporation into pop culture. In addition to celebrity participation, we see gaming in fashion, movies, TV shows, and even on stage in music performances. These new and innovative partnerships help make gaming more of a lifestyle than just a hobby.The CommunityReiterated throughout the 40-minute panel, was the unmistakably strong community that exists in the gaming world. As Trisha nicely summarized, “gaming brings people together in a really unique way, that other forms of entertainment right now cannot.”Gamers not only focus on playing at a very high level, they also prioritize entertaining and engaging with other gamers. As a result, fans have become much more than just a group of viewers—they have become a true culture of people who genuinely care for and love each other.The increased use of social media has made digital relationships more acceptable. Online relationships have begun to transcend the internet, infiltrating “real-life”. Connecting with others who share the same common passion for gaming has become a focal point in the industry. Trey even admits that he’s made some of his closest friends playing online. The network of gamers is one that is entirely inclusive. Gender, race, sexual orientation or preference are irrelevant in this world. “It’s a language that we can all speak,“ Jordan claims.Gamers are not shy about sharing their love of gaming with others and inviting others to share in the enjoyment: 27% having introduced three to four friends or family members to gaming, and 25% having introduced five or more. One in four survey respondents have made new friends (26%), become closer to certain friends who game (25%) and made close friends through gaming (25%)[1].Interested in learning more about the evolution of gaming? Check out the full video from Friday’s panel at The Alienware Outpost below.Connect with Alienware via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Alienware.TVWebsite: www.dell.com/gaming[1] Dell’s State of Gaming Report[2] Forbes[3] CNBC: stats attributed to research company Newzoolast_img read more

Committee proposes changes to health care reform board construct

first_imgby Anne Galloway vtdigger.org April 11, 2011 A director of health care reform would orchestrate the state’s fledgling effort to adopt a single-payer system, if a draft proposal from the Senate Health and Welfare Committee is adopted. Read the 80-page draft legislation.The director would answer to the secretary of the Agency of Administration and would be responsible for development of a financing plan as part of the coordination of the governor’s signature health care reform initiative. In addition, a deputy commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access would be hired to provide support for the Green Mountain Care board.Sen. Anthony Pollina, D-Washington, who supports the addition of full-time personnel to the effort, says lawmakers will also consider whether to isolate the board from the development of the proposals for benefit packages, ground rules for hospital reimbursement rates, a financing system and cost containment strategies. Pollina would like to see a separation of powers, in which the board plays a quasi-judicial role and does not, as proposed in the House bill, get involved in developing the proposals for benefits, reimbursements and financing. The board, instead, would have the authority to rule on those issues. He said two new staffers and the chair of the board, along with employees from the Department of Vermont Health Access and the Department of Banking, Insurance, Security and Health Care Administration would develop the proposals, while the board would make judicial decisions about the merits of the proposals for rate requests from insurers and hospitals, among other things.‘It (the new board proposal) creates more accountability and better protection of the public interest,’ Pollina said.Both of these positions are add-ins proposed as amendments to the House version of the health care reform bill, H.202. The Green Mountain Care board remains a five-member entity under the Senate version of the bill with a chair and four members. In the House bill, the member positions were ‘part-time.’ That language, which was roundly criticized, was removed from the legislation. There is now no stipulation as to the number of hours a member can work.The nine-member nominating committee for the board would include two members appointed by the governor, two by the Senate and two by the House (’not all of whom shall be members of the same party’). In addition the governor, the House Speaker and the Senate President Pro Tempore would each select a health care ‘expert’ to serve on the nominating committee.The Senate committee has also changed the composition of the Medicaid advisory committee that will report to the Green Mountain Care board. The committee language now cites a requirement that three insurers be included on the committee.Health and Welfare is discussing the draft bill on Monday and is expected to vote it out of committee on Tuesday.  Anne Galloway is editor of vtdigger.orglast_img read more

Mr. John William Houze

first_imgMr. John William Houze, age 91, of Aurora, Indiana, entered this life on January 11, 1929 in Moores Hill, Indiana. He was the son of the late Dilver C. and Emma F. (Ryle) Houze. He was raised in Aurora, Indiana where he attended school. John was inducted into the United States Army on December 21, 1948. John rose to rank of Private and completed the enlisted motor and track vehicle course from April 1, 1949 to July 29, 1949 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He served in Germany and was transferred to the United States Army Reserves on March 14, 1950 and was honorably discharged with rank of Sergeant First Class on August 1, 1961. John was united in marriage on April 23, 1949 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana to the late Ella Frances Curlin. This happy union was blessed with five children. John and Frances shared nearly 71 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 20, 2020. John was employed as a supervisor for Alton Box in Aurora, Indiana retiring after 38 years of service. He was a volunteer fireman and chief for Aurora Fire Department #1 and #2 for 14 years. John and Frances resided in the Aurora, Indiana community since 1949. John enjoyed driving around and traveling. John passed away at 5:55 p.m., Sunday, May 10, 2020, at the Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.John will be missed by his daughters, Donna Romans and her husband, Doug of Dillsboro, IN and Jackie Votaw and her husband, Joe of Aurora, IN; his sons, Garry Houze and his wife, Gina of Knoxville, TN and John W. Houze, Jr. of Covington, KY; his grandchildren, Endea Smith, Sarah Bedel, Josh Banschbach, Johnny Houze, Allison Schwartz, Michael Cutter, Jackie Lansing, Hayes Banschbach, Nicholas Houze and Ashley Houze; his great-grandchildren, Olivia Sizemore, Parker Hahn, Brogan Schwartz, Lane Cutter, Ava Cutter, Taylor Bedel, Austin Bedel, Mallery Banschbach, Sutter Banschbach and Everett Houze; his great-great-grandchild on the way, Maddox Mann; his step-grandchildren; his step-great-grandchildren; his brother, Bobby Houze of Lawrenceburg, IN; his brother-in-law, Paul Vernon Curlin and his wife, Beverly of Vevay, IN; his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Curlin of Vevay, IN and his numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dilver C. and Emma F. (Ryle) Houze; his wife, Ella Frances (Curlin) Houze; his daughter, Linda Kay (Houze) Lansing; his grandson, Adam Banschbach; his daughter-in-law, Tammy Houze; his infant sister, Ionia Marie Houze and his brothers, Edward and Cecil Houze.Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Private Family Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Private Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020, by Preacher Tommy Johnson, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

MBB : Breaking the cycle: Jardine escaped the streets, overcame obstacles to lead team as senior

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Thirteen years. That’s the fork in the road, the point that Scoop Jardine and his father, Antonio, describe as pivotal for a kid growing up in South Philadelphia.Antonio Jardine says it’s the age when a kid starts smelling himself. The age when he starts getting to know girls and begins to see the streets.Scoop says it’s the age when a kid feels grown up even though he’s really not. The age when he starts hanging out with 19- and 20-year-olds, thinking he’s the man.He rolls up the sleeves of his gray hooded sweatshirt to reveal his first tattoo. He got it at age 13. Two numbers, one on the underside of each forearm, represent the South Philly culture. A ‘0’ on the right and a ‘5’ on the left come together to form ’05,’ as in Fifth Street.The Fifth Street projects. That’s where Scoop is from.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I didn’t know any better,’ Scoop said. ‘I just got my block on me because that’s what we did.‘It’s something that I don’t regret, but now it’s like, ‘Wow, that was pointless.”Thirteen is also when Scoop thought he might be headed to jail after getting caught joyriding.Scoop, his cousin Jahron Richards and his friend Jamal Wilson were out cruising around in a car owned by Wilson’s parents. Richards, who is seven years older than Scoop, drove while the two youngsters enjoyed the ride.But Wilson took the vehicle without his parents’ permission. And when a car began tailing them, Scoop thought it was all over. Grand theft auto.‘I thought it was a cop,’ Scoop said. ‘I thought we were going down.’It turned out to be Scoop’s mother, who recognized the car and all three boys inside.‘That wasn’t good,’ Scoop said with a laugh.It’s a neighborhood where gunshots and drug deals faze no one, where people who have overdosed lie on the sidewalks ‘looking like zombies,’ as Wilson put it.Yet Scoop managed to avoid becoming another South Philly statistic. Through strong familial bonds and four years at Neumann-Goretti High School, a national basketball power, he made it out. He has already graduated from Syracuse University, and he’ll take two degrees with him when he leaves in May.Along for the ride are Richards and another cousin, Theron ‘Smoke’ Richards, who live with Scoop off campus. His basketball career has become a family affair of sorts, with relatives constantly in and out of his apartment and his father at every game since freshman year.Two disciplinary issues as a freshman left his future at Syracuse uncertain, and he said everyone expected him to be expelled. But those watchful eyes of his family and friends, some of whom have already seen the inside of a penitentiary, are what kept Scoop on track.Now he’s poised to lead a 30-1 Syracuse team into the Big East tournament and beyond, with all of South Philly on his back.‘We’re too talented, too gifted and have too many opportunities to be another statistic and caught in that cycle of South Philly,’ said Wilson, who played college basketball at Rhode Island. ‘So before any of us could get that chance, we were on each other’s a** about not going that route.’***Three years. That’s how long Scoop and Wilson shared a bed.They lived together in the South Walk projects at the home of Scoop’s grandmother, Deborah Jardine. There, the bond of friendship turned into a union of brotherhood.Both attended Neumann-Goretti. Both went on to play Division-I basketball. Scoop was the big brother Wilson never had.‘I was real raw growing up, and the six years we were together he basically made me who I am and influenced a lot of me,’ Wilson said.On the court the brotherhood meant matching Scoop’s competitiveness, so naturally they still remember the fight. A tussle for a loose ball turned into Scoop throwing a punch. Then they hugged like boxers. Then Scoop bit him.‘We started hugging and grabbing each other, and I bit him on the chest,’ Scoop said.Later that day, it was as if nothing had happened. They went home, back to South Walk and back to the shared bed.Off the court the brotherhood meant looking out for each other. The whole team was in and out of the home of Deborah Jardine, who is affectionately known as ‘Grams.’ It was the safe house for any and all of their Neumann-Goretti teammates.‘Grams’ house was kind of the home away from home for a lot of guys on the team,’ said Carl Arrigale, the head coach at Neumann-Goretti.Wilson and Scoop were joined by Wali Hepburn and Earl Pettis, both future college players, and Dion Waiters, Scoop’s teammate at SU. The group, which included others as well, huddled around the television for a turn on the PlayStation and raided Grams’ refrigerator on a daily basis.As long as they were in the house, they would be out of trouble. ‘I have to thank my mom for that,’ said Scoop’s father, Antonio Jardine. ‘Just having that spot where they could go so they don’t have to be in the streets.’In college, the brotherhood between Scoop and Wilson meant consoling each other.Scoop said everybody thought he was going to be kicked off the team and possibly expelled after two separate legal incidents his freshman year. Wilson was kicked off the team at Rhode Island in December after three-plus years of butting heads with then-head coach Jim Baron.‘If you start out young and you’re very talented, everybody in South Philly kind of puts you on a pedestal,’ Wilson said. ‘And that pedestal sends you to college a little bit arrogant and ahead of yourself.’The first incident was a sexual assault allegation against Scoop, Jonny Flynn, Rick Jackson — who played with Scoop at Neumann-Goretti — and a fourth SU student. They were later cleared of all criminal or university charges, but the details are still unknown and the situation remains mysterious. The same year, Scoop allowed a cousin to use a stolen Syracuse ID card and purchase $115.65 worth of food.Wilson, who is a year younger, said Scoop called him after those two incidents and warned him about what to look out for in college. Scoop’s snap-out-of-it moment came as a freshman, meaning he had time to reform.Wilson was given the boot midway through his senior season.‘What happened with him, fortunately it happened early, so he got his wake-up call right away,’ Wilson said.Two weeks after Wilson was dismissed, Scoop called him to talk. He convinced his best friend to stay in school and earn a degree. He wouldn’t let him drift back to South Philly to fade into the life they fought to avoid.Like always, the conversation ended with ‘I love you.’***Almost four years. That’s the combined amount of time Scoop’s cousins Smoke Richards and Jahron Richards have spent in jail.They fell victim to the spin cycle. They were South Philly statistics.‘Once you get in the circle, that line is like an electric gate that will zap you right back in,’ Smoke Richards said.Smoke Richards was zapped back in when he tore apart his left knee, shattering his dreams of becoming a college running back. Once his knee crumpled under the weight of multiple defenders as a sophomore on Penn Wood High School’s junior varsity team, his mindset changed.He had a new first priority.‘It was go sell drugs,’ said Smoke Richards, now 35. ‘That was my first thought.’He’d seen his cousins and friends all do it. Hell, slangin’ was what got them the girls, cars and money they flashed around the neighborhood. So it couldn’t be that bad, right?Wrong.Smoke Richards sold cocaine, marijuana and heroin on the streets of South Philly while already on the run from police. After six to seven years of hiding, he was caught and served two years.Jahron Richards, 30, dropped out of high school to hang out with a group of people who smoked weed and stole cars. He served a year and a half for charges stemming from each of those activities.‘Before I went to jail, I could barely read or write or do math or any of that,’ Jahron Richards said. ‘I was being around the wrong crowd and influenced by the wrong people.’Now, they have escaped the circle and become the right people. Now, they help Scoop.Jahron Richards and Smoke Richards live with Scoop in a three-bedroom apartment off campus in Syracuse. They’ve been instructed on how to take care of Scoop after a crash course from Antonio Jardine. Their job is to keep him in line, make sure he learns from their mistakes and stays out of trouble.‘Don’t fall weakness to what we have done,’ Smoke Richards said he told Scoop.They try to make Scoop’s life as easy as possible so he can focus on basketball. They clean the apartment, make his bed if he forgets and cook him food.Smoke and Jahron Richards bicker, almost like a married couple, over who is the better cook. Jahron Richards says he’s better because he is great with seasonings. Smoke Richards claims to be the best because he makes good food without seasonings, ‘which only kill you faster.’Plus Jahron messed up the grits on Monday morning. Smoke and Scoop’s younger brother rag on him for that.‘When I go home, it’s great because it’s not about basketball,’ Scoop said. ‘You get away from it, and it’s fun. It’s family moments. I’m grateful for it.’They’re treated like family within the basketball program, always hanging out with the players and interacting with the coaches. Scoop said they even play pick-up games with some of the managers.And after nearly a year in Syracuse, they’ve found a circle that’s beneficial to be a part of.‘Since I’ve been here, I’ve met so many people,’ Jahron Richards said. ‘I definitely got emotionally attached to Syracuse. I know I’m definitely going to miss all this.’***Twenty-five days. That’s the maximum amount of time Scoop has left as a Syracuse basketball player.It scares him a little. Life without Syracuse seems odd after being here for five years.He’s morphed from a 17-year-old kid on a pedestal into a 23-year-old adult mature enough to be a coach one day.‘I think he’s matured and improved as much as you could ever ask somebody to,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘He’s grown up a lot.’It’s a transformation that is remarkable, not only in its broad scope — from the streets of South Philly to Syracuse — but also in it’s fortuitousness.He could have easily been shown the door after back-to-back bouts of trouble his freshman year. But Syracuse took a chance on him. Boeheim, Athletic Director Daryl Gross and SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor were all part of a team that went to bat for him, Scoop said.And he’s thankful.‘Everybody thought they were going to give me the boot,’ Scoop said. ‘… They all took a chance for me. It’s funny because now you look four years later, they took a chance and I proved them right.’Scoop admits there are still people who view him as a knucklehead and troublemaker after those incidents. But he brushes them off, saying he will continue to do what he does and leave his past behind him.This year, he’s proving critics wrong and leading Syracuse toward a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. His timely shot-making and leadership abilities have guided this team to the best regular season in school history.April 2 is the date for this year’s national championship in New Orleans. That’s the ultimate prize, the ultimate capstone for Scoop’s career if he can achieve it.Back home, South Philly continues to ride the wave. Hepburn, a former high school teammate of Scoop’s, said Syracuse basketball is the talk of the town. Everyone clears off the streets and into a place with a television to watch one of their own as he attempts to bring home a title.A title for Scoop would be a title for Fifth Street.‘It’s for everybody,’ Scoop said. ‘We’re doing it for back home.’[email protected]center_img Published on March 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Memorial Day Parades and Events

first_imgBy Allison M. PerrineUpdated SundayCOLTS NECK – Canceled for MondayFrom the town website: “This year’s Memorial Day Parade, Bicycle Decorating Contest and Hot Dog barbecue at Fire House 2 scheduled for Monday, May 30, 2016 have been cancelled due to the anticipated arrival of heavy rains to our area.” Information: colts-neck.nj.usFAIR HAVENMemorial Day Parade 9 a.m. Monday in Memorial Park, directly across from Fair Haven Borough Hall. The parade will include patriotic anthems, a Benediction, reading of names, presentation of wreaths and more. Information: fairhavennj.org. Location: corner of River and Fair Haven Roads, Fair Haven.HIGHLANDSMemorial Day Parade 1 p.m. Saturday at Huddy Park. With a tribute to 13 men from the town whose lives were lost in WWII. At Veterans Park. Information: highlandsnj.us. Location: 301 Shore Dr.HOLMDELHolmdel Memorial Day ceremony will be held 10:30 a.m. – noon Monday at Holmdel Town Hall. Information: holmdeltownship.com. Location: 4 Crawfords Corner Rd.New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Day ceremony will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Information: njvvmf.org Location: 1 Memorial Ln.KEYPORTKeyport’s Memorial Day Parade will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Parade starts on West Front Street and American Legion Drive at Fireman’s Park and will end at Keyport Borough Hall. Information: visitkeyport.org Location: 70 West Front St.LITTLE SILVERMemorial Day Parade will be held Monday at Memorial Park. Begins 8:30 a.m.; ceremony is at 9 a.m. Information: littlesilver.org Location: Corner of Parker Avenue and Willow DriveMIDDLETOWN|Annual Memorial Day Parade begins 10 a.m. and is hosted by American Legion Post #338 with Middletown Township. The Parade will take place at Bayshore Middle School. The Parade route follows: Leonardville Road to Appleton Ave. to Center Ave. to Brevent Ave., then takes a right onto Highland Ave., a left on Leonard Ave., and right on Viola Ave. to Post Home on Route 36. The parade will end around 11:30 a.m with ceremony to follow. Information: middletownnj.org. Location: 834 Leonardville Rd, Leonardo.OCEANPORTMemorial Day Parade at Blackberry Bay Park at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Ends at Old Borough Hall, where there will be a ceremony. Information: oceanportboro.com. Location: 430 Port Au Peck Ave.RED BANKThe Red Bank Elks Lodge will host a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday. Refreshments after the service. Information: www.redbankelks.org. Location: 40 West Front St. RUMSONMemorial Day Parade and service 10 a.m. Monday. Parade will march down East River Road and end in Victory Park, where there will be a ceremony at 10:30 at the Victory Park Gazebo. Information: rumsonnj.gov. Location: Blackpoint RoadSEA BRIGHTMemorial Day service at the Sea Bright Police Station 11 a.m. Monday with patriotic songs by Shore Regional Marching Band and organist George Murphy. Information: seabrightnj.org Location: 1099 Ocean Ave.SHREWSBURYMemorial Day Observation is 10 a.m. Monday at Patriot Isle. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Shrewsbury Hose Company #1. Information: shrewsburyboro.com. Location: Corner of Sycamore Avenue and Route 35.last_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week — Team Hatrick Swayze

first_imgIt sure looked easy on paper, and on the scoreboard.Team Hat-Trick Swayze coasted to the Co-Ed Open Division crown at the Nelson Youth Soccer Winter Tournament held during the holidays at the Indoor Facility on Cedar Street. The Team cruised to the title in the three-team open division.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week honours.last_img